Bed Bugs

Photo: Bedbugs Infest a Wooden Bed Frame

It is important to discuss bed bugs and how to prevent, and treat infestations.

Bed bugs can be seen by the naked eye and are about the size of a grain of rice. The eggs of a bed bug look like a grain of rice as well. They have a brownish tint and a flattish, oval body, which makes it easy for them to get in and out of small areas.

Bed bugs can live in almost any crevice, crack, or protected location.

What to do if you suspect Bed Bugs?

If you discover or suspect an infestation, immediate action is necessary to eradicate the pest. A licensed pest control professional should be contacted to evaluate the infestation.

A professional pest control company should then take over the situation.

Signs that bed bugs are present

  • The bug itself
  • Visible excrement
  • Small blood spots on the surface of the linen

Places where bed bugs are often found

  • Within seams, tufts, and crevices of the mattress, the box springs, the bed frame and the headboard.
  • Outlet covers and underneath nightstands
  • Lodged in the head of a screw
  • Drywall cracks and in the floorboards
  • Along and under the edge of wall to wall carpeting
  • Cracks in wood ceiling-wall junctures
  • Behind wall of nearby sofas, chairs, and bed posts
  • Behind loose wall coverings or fixtures
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